An employee who is injured at work or suffers from an occupational disease is entitled to be paid for all medical, surgical and hospital treatment relating to the injury including: doctor bills, hospital bills, medicines, medical and surgical supplies, crutches and artificial limbs, training in the use of artificial limbs, and lost time and traveling expenses for treatment or examination. The employer must pay all reasonable and necessary medical expenses whether or not weekly benefits are also due for temporary or permanent disability. When a worker reports an injury, the employer shall offer the worker the right to select a doctor of the worker`s choice for treatment. In addition to medical, hospital and doctors` expenses, the law provides for the payment of weekly benefits for temporary and permanent disability.
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